According to the U.S. Election Project, a whopping 41.9 percent of eligible voters did not go to the polls during the most recent presidential election. And despite recently overtaking the baby boomers as the largest voting-age demographic, citizens ages 18-24 have consistently had the lowest voter turnout of all age groups over the past several presidential elections.
Elections have consequences, so if you want your voice to be heard, you need to be involved and you need to understand how governments works.
This January, expand your knowledge as you examine the far-reaching impact political decisions have on the way we live our lives with one of these thought provoking courses:
Winter Session 2017 POLI Courses
Concerned about the fate of the globe and our environment? POLI 409: Politics of Climate Change, focuses on how populations will be impacted by climate change and the degrees to which state and non-state actors are trying to mitigate these challenges. (Online course)
Ever wondered how countries around the world reach agreements? Investigate case studies such as the US-Cuban Rapprochement, Iran Nuclear Negotiations, and Global Climate Talks. POLI/GLBL 483: International Negotiation can be applied towards upper-level credit in Political Science or Global Studies. (Hybrid course)
Curious about how nations collaborate to accomplish common goals? Dive in to worldwide diplomacy and intergovernmental agencies such as the United Nations through POLI 280: International Relations. Develop fundamental skills that can be applied towards communications, international law, research, development, and many other fields of study. (Online course – fulfills Social Science GEP)
Intrigued by how our government assists those in poverty? Compare U.S. welfare policy to that of other nations and learn how the politics of Congress, interest groups, and the bureaucracy impacts the formation and implementation of welfare policy. Explore all this and more in POLI 446: The Politics of Poverty. (Online course – fulfills Writing Intensive GEP)
Thinking about how legal issues are handled in the international sphere? Discover how international law impacts human rights issues as you explore American and international legal systems. Examine treaties, customs, and judicial opinions that form the creation of international law and the role of the United Nations. POLI 482: International Law. (Online course)
Curious as to how public opinion in the U.S. compares to that in Europe? Explore how people engage in politics and how upbringing influences political ideology in POLI 469 – European Political Thought. Students will investigate American political leanings and how they compare to opinions in the the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. (Online course)